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CNT Welcomes New Outreach and Engagement Associate Brandon Evans

Coming in the door, I thought the work done by the Center for Neighborhood Technology was outside the spaces I’d worked in over the last decade of my career.  For the most part, my work has focused on providing resources to minority and women owned business owners in marginalized communities.  I’ve always considered myself to be an aware and ethnocentric person and my previous jobs reflected that to some degree. The term “marginalized” doesn’t just speak to the economic resources... Continue reading »

 

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Eliminating Lead Service Lines in Hazel Crest

by CNT and Metropolitan Planning Council
January 15, 2021

Through its Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Program, CNT partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and the south suburban Village of Hazel to identify the probable location of lead service lines which connect a property to a utility’s water main. This effort also created a targeted replacement plan for the Village to remove all lead service lines over time, eliminating a potential public health threat. For more information about CNT’s Great Lakes Water Program and related initiatives click here.

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In Chicago, Flooding Overwhelmingly Strikes Communities of Color

Circle of Blue | June 29, 2021

Researchers at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a think tank that works on urban sustainability issues, analyzed flooding data across Chicago neighborhoods. They found an important statistical relationship. As the percentage of households of color increased, the number of flood insurance claims increased exponentially.

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